Today is Memorial Day – rather it is the result of the 1967 legislation turning Memorial Day into a 3-day holiday. May 30th – the true Memorial Day, was the day set aside for 100 years to honor this country’s war dead. It was the day that our Civil War forebears expected that we would […]
The prisoners of the 17th who did not accept the parole offer at Gettysburg begin to arrive in Richmond on July 20th. They are sent first to Castle Thunder where their haversacks and canteens are taken away, and then marched across the James River to Belle Island. They will remain here as prisoners for the next 5-6 weeks.